Emily Meyer receives Foundations scholarship

Foundations Community Partnership awarded a $1000 scholarship to Emily Meyer, a senior at Morrisville High School, through its annual Partnership in Education program this month.

Emily ranks second in her class and maintains a rigorous academic schedule, including courses at Bucks County Community College. Her extracurricular activities include the Morrisville High School MS Walk, the Bully Walkathon, Red Cross Blood Drive, and functions at her church.

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Scenes from MHS 2014 Commencement

  1. From left, Jessica Worrell (Valedictorian and class VP), Emily Meyer (Salutatorian), Devon Crist (class President), Brittany Williams (class Secretary), Brittany Ramirez (class Treasurer).
  2. Students lined up outside the auditorium before their entrance.
  3. Members of the faculty, from left, Kevin Jones, Dennis Rodgers, Traci Coley, Sandy Sims, Joe Martino, and Christine Klockner.
  4. The entire class onstage.

Holocaust survivor shares his memories at MHS

by Brittany Ramirez, senior, Morrisville High School

There was complete silence while David Tuck spoke to the student body of Morrisville High School on May 23rd. The entire audience was captivated and heartbroken for this Holocaust survivor from WWII. For over an hour and a half the humble and humorous gentleman told his story from the time of his birth to when he was released from one of the most infamous concentration camps where he had to lie about his age and become a mechanic in order to live.

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First annual Morrisville Science Fair asks the hard questions

Young scientists could be seen all over the Morrisville Intermediate/Senior High School cafeteria demonstrating their projects to family, friends and judges. Through the funding of Morrisville School District 21st Century Community Learning Centers and the PTO, the first Morrisville Science Fair was held recently. Thirty-two students in the third through sixth grades showed off their science experiments.

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Cinderella’s Closet: Helping students ‘dress to thrill’

by M.L. Dwyer

A great idea conceived only two years ago has now blossomed into a much-anticipated annual event. Cinderella’s Closet, which provides new and gently used prom dresses and accessories for the girls of Morrisville High School as a community’s way of giving back locally, was started by Jessica Sanko, a 1993 graduate of Morrisville High School. The concept came to fruition randomly and Jessica, who was contacted by Wanda Kartel, a school board member, took the ball and used her local ties within the community to create a rolling momentum that has evolved into a worthy endeavor.

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Choosing the right college

by Emilie Nazario, senior, Morrisville High School

Senior year is a stressful time for some students. Many of them struggle deciding the next step toward their future. It is an important decision, which requires time to evaluate. Even though this decision can be difficult, there are steps to make the process easier.

The first step to finding the perfect college is discovering one’s passion. Whether it is becoming a doctor or the next prodigy, this is a major step. With this information a student can find colleges that have their specific major or curriculums to help them reach their goals.

The next step is to visit the colleges you have the most interest in. This will help narrow down the list of colleges to a few that are acceptable.

Next, students should apply to colleges. Once receiving acceptance letters, the tricky part begins.

Tuition is a major deciding factor when it comes to choosing a college. Every year college tuition increases, which makes it harder for families to afford. Therefore, students should consider colleges that offer good financial aid packages and scholarships. Also, students should ask their guidance counselors about additional scholarships that are available; this can make a major difference. Even though money is an important factor, it is honestly up to the student to make the decision of what they truly want.

The decision of choosing between good colleges is the most difficult. If one still has trouble deciding, they should look over the remaining colleges again and see what they have to offer. Students should visit again and see if they still prefer the living arrangements in one college as compared to the others, or if they prefer certain classes at one college, etc.

Overall, it’s all about the feeling one gets when they find the right school. For example, former MHS student Brenmarie Rentas said, “When I first visited Cairn University, I felt instantly like I belonged there.” This feeling of belonging and joy will help the students make their decision; one should trust their gut instinct.

Even though selecting a college is a tough decision, there are ways to make it easier. Every senior out there is currently struggling with this decision. However, once the decision is made, there’s nothing left to worry about. Senior year should be filled with fun and enjoyment.

Good luck to the class of 2014, and may their futures bring much success!